Honoring Waterford's Volunteer of the Year, Peggy Barkhouse
Volunteer role: Cat Cuddler, Fur Squad member and laundry room helper
Length of service: 3.5 years
Hours of service: 637 hours
I volunteer because … I want to keep active and love helping animals.
My favorite part of volunteering is … being around the staff and completing my duties.
When I’m not at CHS, I’m … out walking, visiting family, and reading.
I am a … retired teacher.
I’ve been retired since … 2014.
I’m a resident of … Griswold.
My favorite team is … the Boston Red Sox.
My favorite activity to do with my cat is … cozying up on the couch together.
My advice for new volunteers is … enjoy your time here and have a good attitude.
I wish every pet owner would … show more respect for their animal by taking the time to give it attention and love, and keeping it safe.